Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding the Governor’s Decision to Initiate Stage 1 of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery

May 13, 2020

“The Greater Baltimore Committee applauds the decision of Governor Hogan to lift the stay at home advisory and to initiate Stage 1 of the Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery. The limited re-opening of businesses, including retail, manufacturing, and personal service businesses such as car washes, barber shops and hair salons, is a strong step forward toward an extended economic recovery. It is critically important that we continue to adhere to the advice of public health experts as we deal with this pandemic.”


The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.